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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 07:53

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FIDE are happy to announce that after communication with the temporary FIDE relationship commission members (consisting of GM Kiril Georgiev, GM Antoaneta Stefanova, GM Alexander Delchev and interim FIDE rating officer ICCF IM and FIDE IA Milen Petrov) we have come to the following agreement:

1) We will be able to register new Bulgarian players on FIDE site but only after approval and proper association from FIDE office. All newly registered players will fall under FIDE flag.

2) We will be able to start registering tournaments valid for FIDE rating and norms. All requests for FIDE rated tournaments must be sent up-front to the following email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with copy to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . After the tournament is approved by the commission, it will be registered on FIDE web site.Organizers should receive confirmation about approval/decline.

3) We will be able to send tournament reports to FIDE rating server as any other federation, but following more strict rules, specified below.

4) Every registered FIDE rated tournament must be fully compliant with FIDE rules and must be led by FIDE licensed arbiters.

5) No late tournament registrations are allowed.

6) Within 5 days after the finish of the tournament Chief Arbiter is obliged to send the tournament report to the interim rating officer and then it will be uploaded to the server, only if all necessary documentation is proper, in the prescribed 7 days period. All Tournament reports must be accompanied with payment transaction details - transaction ID, amount, payer, tournament name.

7) All organizers are obliged to pay FIDE rating fees directly to FIDE as it will be announced locally and according to the FIDE Handbook. It is their duty to sort these. No tournament report will be sent to FIDE without clear approval that the payment is made. Possible payment methods are Credit Card and Paypal.

Credit Card
Internet Address: https://payment.fide.com/payment.phtml 
Holder Name: Federation Internationale Des Echecs
Instructions: Choose enter payment manually at the top and always provide name and reason for payment

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Holder Name: Federation Internationale Des Echecs
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8) All Chief Arbiters must be very careful with issuing any FIDE title norms. So any FIDE player must play with at least 3 other different federations (FID not counted as a federation). This one is valid for any player under FIDE flag.

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